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Then Airmen First Class Nicole Moore, a medical technician stationed at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, was one of the first responders treating patients after the attack at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Nov 12, 2016. As a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Airman of the Year award, Moore was recognized for her dedication to the principles of patient-centered Trusted Care. (Courtesy photo) Airman proves the importance of mission readiness on Trusted Care
November 12, 2016 began as another normal day at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for Senior Airman Nicole Moore. That day was anything but normal.
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The “Trusted Care” badge serves as a reminder for the entire U.S. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) to provide exemplary patient-centered care at every level. In order to ensure the patient is placed at the center of their care, Trusted Care has teamed up with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to develop an effective training program. Training is aimed at fostering a culture of safety from front-line providers to senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Jensen Stidham) Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine
On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.
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MSgt Ashley Strong, U.S. Air Force dental flight chief out of Schriever Air Force Base, was a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Airman of the Year award and was recognized for her dedication to efficiency and patient satisfaction (Courtesy photo). Airman upholds the Trusted Care principles through the delivery of efficient care and patient satisfaction
For U.S. Air Force MSgt Ashley Strong, delivering patient-centered Trusted Care is more than a policy. For this Air Force dental flight chief, Trusted Care is about using the expertise and experiences of all Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Airmen at every level to find better ways to provide quality, patient-centered care.
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Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kimberly Pietszak, interim chief, Department of Quality Services, and assistant chief, Department of Medicine, examines Air Force Col. Patrick McCain at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Aug 26, 2015.  Getting regular checkups are vital step in maintaining one’s Individual Medical Readiness and aids an Airman’s ability to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Toye) Medically ready to be mission ready
From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.
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Digital patch of the 97th Intelligence Squadron. 97th IS gains embedded MFLC
A Military & Family Life Counselor was embedded within the 97th Intelligence Squadron to provide full time support for the unit at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, on Nov. 27, 2017.The counselor fills the gap left by the loss of the 97th IS in-house mental health provider whose schedule no longer permitted the part-time annexed care.The MFLCs
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Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Irma this September, disaster relief efforts mobilized across the Caribbean as soon as the storm returned to sea. Small teams of Air Force Special Operations medics from the 27th Special Operations Wing were among the first disaster relief teams on the ground, executing a mission for which they are uniquely suited.
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Deployed Pharmacy Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions
When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering their medication expertise in deployed theaters around the world.
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Mental health readiness Good mental health critical to readiness
Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
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